Title IX Down but Not Out for the Count

By: Adria Lynn Silva on April 30, 2022   Two days ago, on April 28, 2022, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller PLLC. , ___U.S.___(2022). This was a case brought on behalf of Cummings, a patient, who claimed she was not provided an ASL interpreter at a medical rehabilitation … Read more

Third Circuit Addresses Title IX Liability

By: Adria Lynn Silva on February 14, 2022   In a Title IX matter, the Third Circuit weighed in on whether a federal funding recipient, like a university, could be held liable for the acts of a third party. Hall v. Millersville University, 22 F.4th 397 (2022). In Hall, the parents of a student who … Read more

Title IX Also Covers Blind and Visually Impaired

By: Adria Lynn Silva on December 16, 2021   Title IX is generally thought of as an anti-gender discrimination in education law. However, Title IX also prohibits discrimination against the blind and visually impaired in educational programs or institutions that accept federal funding. Specifically Title IX states: No person in the United States shall, on … Read more

San Jose State Settles with DOJ for $1.6 Million

By: Adria Lynn Silva on October 9, 2021   Last month, the U.S. DOJ found that San Jose State failed to respond adequately to reports of sexual harassment and sexual assault in its athletic department. Dating back to 2009, student athletes alleged that an athletic trainer had touched breast, groin, buttocks, and pubic regions during … Read more